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1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e3 (4. Qc2 O-O (4… d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 c5 7. dxc5 d4 8. Qg3 Nc6 9. Qxg7 Rg8 10. Qh6) (4… b6 5. e4 c5 6. d5 Qe7 7. Nge2 exd5 8. exd5 O-O 9. Bd2 d6 10. O-O-O Ng4) (4… Nc6 5. Nf3 d6 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. Qxc3 a5) 5. a3 (5. e4 d5 6. e5 Ne4 7. Bd3 c5 8. Nf3 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Nd7 10. Bf4 Qh4 11. g3 Qh5 12. O-O g5 13. cxd5 Bxc3 14. bxc3 exd5 15. Bxe4 dxe4 16. e6 gxf4 17. exd7 Bxd7 18. Qxe4 fxg3 19. fxg3 b6 20. Nf5 Rae8 21. Qd5 Bxf5 22. Rxf5 Qe2 23. Raf1 Qe3+) 5… Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 d6 7. Nf3 b6 8. Bg5 Bb7) (4. Nf3 b6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 g5 7. Bg3 Ne4 8. Qc2 Bb7) (4. f3 c5 (4… d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 (6… O-O 7. cxd5 exd5 8. e3)) (4… Nc6 5. e4 d5) (4… Bxc3+ 5. bxc3) 5. d5 b5 ) (4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 c5 (5… b6) 6. e3) (4. Bg5 h6 5. Bh4 c5) (4. g3) (4. Bd2) (4. Qb3) 4… O-O (4… b6 5. Bd3 Bb7 6. Nf3 Ne4 7. Qc2 f5 8. O-O Bxc3 9. bxc3 O-O 10. Bd2 d6) (4… c5 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 d6) (4… d5) 5. Bd3 (5. Nge2 d5 (5… c6) (5… Re8)) 5… d5 (5… c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O Bxc3 8. bxc3 d6) (5… b6 6. Nf3 Bb7 7. O-O Bxc3 8. bxc3 Ne4 9. Qc2 f5) 6. Nf3 c5 7. O-O dxc4 8. Bxc4 cxd4 9. exd4 b6 10. Bg5 Bb7 11. Qe2 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Nbd7 *

0:00 Intro
0:32 Theory
12:01 Game 1 vs 1601
22:04 Game 2 vs 2500

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41 comments

  1. Levy: I'm gonna teach you some principled lines useful for beginners

    First game…

    Also Levy: attacks opponent with pawns in front of his uncastled king

  2. I was wondering if it is possible to play this defense but reversed, against e4 we would play Nc6, d6 and Bg4

  3. Gotham. Can you do a video on the Queen's Indian Defence? It came up in your video and I would like to know a bit more about it. Love your videos and they have helped me get back into chess after an excessive break.

  4. Hey, at 14:06 when you say you blundered the bishop, couldnt you block the check with your knight and at the same time protect the bishop from the queen? Maybe i am missing something

  5. I know the clock was almost up but I would’ve loved to see where that game with Knight would’ve went. They were really putting up a good fight!

  6. In a recent video, Gotham was asking subscribers to suggest what content they wanted. As far as I'm concerned, I want this format wherein theres just a basic beginning and then some demo matches. When chess tutorials go for in depth analysis, I tend to lose track. I assume it's difficult for non professional players like me to remember so many lines. This format gives me something to start with and then hopefully build on this foundation.

  7. This is in the e6 b6 course right? I have that course along with 4 others. I've studied the Caro course the most for black. But Levy's E6 B6 course is so much more in depth, well worth it if you like the indian set ups.

  8. very good, instructive video, thanks gotham! also could u do an opening video on the sicilian accelerated dragon variation

  9. I always love these videos when you make them! I've needed a response to the queen's gambit for a few months, and now I have one, so thanks. 🙂

  10. Hey Levi, I'm not sure if you'll read this but might as well leave the comment for if you do.

    I loved the approach you took in the theory section of this video. You show the "best path forward" while highlighting where more advanced players need to learn the theory, And also showing moves that are more suitable if the goal is just having an easy to play position.

    Recommending GM games with the position is very good too! Thank you for the video, I'll try this next time someone plays the Queen's Gambit against me (I'm usually a Slav player but want to change it up a bit).

  11. i love your content levy i like your yt channel and you for beeing so kind thank you

  12. "Chess has to get played" sounds like if we all stopped playing chess for too long we'd allow a demon into the mortal world

  13. I have a tournament in 2 days and I have it the first thing I am back from vacation. Not sure if I will attend but I never had a good weapon against d4. I want to avoid the queen's Gambit. Thanks for the video Levy!

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